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Falling Birth Rate

The challenge for governments, civil society, and the Church is to become aware of the existential threat of population decline

Pope Francis: Birth rate is a key indicator of a country’s...

“The birth of children, in fact, is the main indicator for measuring the hope of a people,” Pope Francis said.

China’s elders savor twilight years as the young toil

The ageing population is piling pressure on younger Chinese forced to take care of elderly family members

Muslim population misinformation fuels Islamophobia in India

Despite their growing share of the population, Muslims would remain a small minority in a country of 1.7 billion people by mid-century

Joy, fear as India’s population becomes world’s biggest

India faces huge challenges in providing electricity, food and housing for its growing population

Human rights and gender equality must be at the heart of...

Development policies, including those addressing population issues, must be rights-affirming

Family planning in India: A woman’s burden

India is set to become the world's most populous nation by mid-year, according to UN figures

‘Don’t blame women’: Japan birth drive sparks online debate

Policy changes such as expanding daycare provision can help boost birth rates, but the increase is often "temporary"

China’s Sichuan to scrap three-child limit as birth rates drop

China's population shrank last year for the first time in more than six decades, official data released this month showed

Japanese prime minister vows to take action on declining birthrate

“Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Kishida said in Monday’s speech

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